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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Colchester
Town
Colchester
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22337
Current location

Colchester Castle
Inner Bailey
Colchester
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1TJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 99866 25325
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square base surmounted by plinth and obelisk. Inscription on the south face of the plinth. Obelisk stands at the centre of a linear pathway which extends to encircle the memorial.
Inscription
THIS STONE/ MARKS THE SPOT/ WHERE ON AUGUST 28. 1648/ AFTER THE SURRENDER/ OF THE TOWN,/ THE TWO ROYALIST CAPTAINS/ SIR CHARLES LUCAS,/ AND SIR GEORGE LISLE,/ WERE SHOT BY ORDER OF/ SIR THOMAS FAIRFAX, / THE PARLIAMENTARIAN/ GENERAL.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height c 3000mm, width c 600mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Colchester Borough Council

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